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The Death of Direct Instruction

And why we need to revive it.

Jennifer Osborne
Apr 25, 2019 · 9 min read

The winds of education blow circuitously. When I was in high school, direct, instruction was par for the course. I sat through class after class, lecture after lecture, learning the content knowledge and skills I would need for the future.

I diagrammed sentences in 9th grade English and precariously balanced equations in chemistry…